The Center for Historical Research welcomes applications for the 2014-2015, the first year of a two-year program on the theme of "State Formations: Histories and Cultures of Statehood."
CHR Fellows are typically one-year appointments to work in the Center, affiliated with the Department of History, and housed in Dulles Hall on the OSU-Columbus campus. Our hope is that this year of research and writing will provide the fellows time to make significant progress on a major intellectual project, usually a book. Faculty Fellows will teach one course in the department; all fellows will engage in the on-going intellectual life of the Center and make a presentation of their research during their fellowship term.
The fellows are invited to participate in all History Department activities, including our ongoing seminars: the Early Modern Seminar, the Women's History Seminar, the Early American Seminar, the Modern U.S. Seminar, and any other seminars and conferences supported by the department. Fellows will have access to facilities of The Ohio State University, its libraries, and the normal social amenities sponsored on campus. The History Department and the College of Humanities will provide visiting fellows with office space equipped with personal computers, staff assistance, research support, copying facilities, telefax and e-mail service, and access to the internet.
All fellowship applicants must submit the following by February 1, 2014:
- a cover letter with full contact information;
- a curriculum vitae,
- a three to five page fellowship state describing how their research, past and present, relates to the program's themes; their research questions and archival plans for the fellowship year; and their prospective contribution to the Center program,
- and an article length writing sample.
- Three letters of reference should also be sent to the CHR by the application deadline of February 1, 2014.
Fellowship opportunities for 2014-2015
Senior Faculty Fellow Applicants
The Senior Faculty Fellow may come from any discipline, but must be scholars of recognized prominence in any area appropriate to the 2014-2015 program: "State Formations: Histories and Cultures of Statehood." The Fellow will be expected to fully participate in the CHR program, provide occasional advice to the Director, conduct one of the program seminars, and offer a graduate course coinciding with the year's program.
It is preferred that the Senior Fellow will participate in the full program extending from late August to early May, but consideration will be given for requests for single semester fellowships (with a proportional reduction in compensation). The Senior Fellow will receive a stipend of $61,200 with benefits at a rate of 16%, and a research fund of $4,000.
Junior Faculty Fellow Applicants
Junior Faculty Fellow is defined as someone who received the Ph.D. from 2008 through 2014. Junior Fellows may come from any discipline. They must be engaged in research appropriate to the 2014-2015 program: "State Formations: Histories and Cultures of Statehood." The Fellow will be expected to fully participate in the CHR program, provide occasional advice to the Director, conduct one of the program seminars, and offer a graduate or undergraduate course coinciding with the year's program. Junior Faculty Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,800 plus benefits at a rate of 16%, and a research fund of $1,500.
Dissertation Fellow Applicants
The Dissertation Fellow must have completed general exams by January 31, 2014, and be actively engaged in their dissertation. The Dissertation Fellow may come from any discipline, but must be working on research appropriate to the 2014-2015 program: "State Formations: Histories and Cultures of Statehood." The Dissertation Fellow will be expected to fully participate in the CHR program. They may occasionally be called upon for assistance by the Director. They are required to make a public presentation of their research. The dissertation Fellow will receive a stipend of $20,400 plus benefits at a rate of 16%.
Presenters at CHR Seminars
Scholars who wish to participate in the Center program by making a presentation of their research at a seminar should contact the Director, John Brooke. Visiting presenters will receive an honorarium and travel expenses.
Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For questions and further information, contact John Brooke
Submit applications and letters of reference to:
John Brooke, Chair, CHR Fellowship Committee
The Center for Historical Research
106 Dulles Hall
The Ohio State University
230 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1367